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Weekly Gems 63

ALL THE REST – Our Youth

ALL THE REST

We challenge you not to become obsessed with ALL THE REST, a band from Georgia comprised of best friends, Caleb Smith (vocals, guitar), Baylee Waller (vocals, guitar), Jud Harris (drums), and Tre Housman (bass).

Their electro-pop catch, ‘Our Youth’ represents captures the essence of the band – loneliness and love while representing those who are “all the rest” of society.

Sounds like: LANY, joan.

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Tyne – Some Things (Macious Remix)

Macious

We don’t usually post remixes, unless they really grip us. Electronic producer and newcomer, Macious‘ remix of Tyne’s previously unreleased sample track of ‘Some Things’ does just that.

With it’s looping piano keys, the remix slots perfectly into the realms of hypnotic electronica and infectious melodic house, extending the original into a beautiful late-night crescendo.

Sounds like: Lane 8, Rüfüs Du Sol, Henri

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Jackie Charles – Dominikas Song

Jackie Charles by Knut Åserud

Jackie Charles by Knut Åserud

Gothstar-in-the-making, Jackie Charles returns with the visuals for the washed-out and hallucinogenic ‘Dominikas Song’.

It’s a brutally honest track hidden by sweet melodies, that is “egging you on to stop overthinking and utilise the vessel that is your body”.

Sounds like: The Cure, Alvvays, Ariel Pink

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Crystal Knives – When I’m Okay

Crystal Knives

Hailing from Milwaukee, Crystal Knives (aka Spencer Mutsch) is a 22-year-old jazz drummer turned electronic producer and songwriter.

His passion for melody and pop music illuminates through his production sound and style which has gained the attention of many listeners and industry watchdogs alike. He has teamed up with vocalist,
Sarah Warren and the track is out now via Elysian Records.

Sounds like: Draper

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Beauty Sleep – Nature Will Eat Me

Beauty Sleep

Belfast trio Beauty Sleep has just shared the latest single taken from their upcoming album, ‘Be Kind’.

It’s called ‘Nature Will Eat Me’ and is a romantic take on dream-pop that takes cues from other acts such as Passion Pit and Bleachers.

Sounds like: All Tvvins, Pleasure Beach, Passion Pit, Bleachers

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Claudia Bouvette – Cool It

Claudia Bouvette - Cool It

Quebec artist Claudia Bouvette shares her short’n’sweet new single, ‘Cool It’.

Switching things up throughout, the Sebastien Duguay-directed visuals for ‘Cool It’ were shot in Quebec and depicts Claudia reclaiming her self-empowerment.

Sounds like: Billie Eilish, AlunaGeorge

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Mokita – Til I Don’t

Mokita

Moving on from a relationship can be challenging. The best thing to do is to write it into a song. This is exactly what Nashville-based Mokita (aka John-Luke Carter) has done with ‘Til I Don’t’.

Mokita started playing the piano and at the age of six and singing in the choir shortly after. After adding the guitar to his list of skills later on, he eventually ended up in the world of music production; giving him everything he needed to begin crafting his body of work as an artist.

It’s out now via Armada Music.

Sounds like: Zayn, EXES, XYLØ

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Triptych Miró – Maybe

Triptych Miró

When two talented multi-instrumentalists get together, the result is Triptych Miró.

Effortlessly combining electronic jazz & soul, the duo – comprised of Erez Sivan & Sapphire Adizes from Los Angeles via Tel Aviv – melt boundaries with their ultra cinematic, but heartwarming production.

Sounds like: Kudu Blue

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New Carnival – Solid Gold

New Carnival

Bristol quartet New Carnival have just dropped ‘Solid Gold’.

‘Solid Gold’ a luscious indie rock ballad with a fiery underbelly. Much like the fascination of gold itself, the track draws listeners in, immediately turning them into a hypnotic state as lead singer Max Radford purrs “come a little closer, move a little nearer”.

You can catch them at the Omeara in London on 21 September.

Sounds like: Arcade Fire, Foals, The Maccabees, Coldplay

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Mushroom People – Wisdom Talk

Mushroom People

Mushroom People is a German electronic trio who all used to be in rock bands.

With some decent remixes under their belt (including XYLØ, NoMBe, Rainsford), Mushroom People have released their own track called ‘Wisdom Talk’, which sways more towards the contemporary pop sound than rock, although if you listen carefully you may find some powerful influences in there.

Sounds like: Salt Ashes, NoMBe

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Swim Season – Collide

Swim Season

Melbourne-based five piece, Swim Season, share their most addictive track yet.

A synth pop explosion, ‘Collide’ invites listeners to join singer James on a journey of escapism.

Listen below.

Sounds like: Honne, ISLE, Skies, Two Door Cinema Club, The Wombats, High Tyde, The Griswolds

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JOME – Crystalline

JOME

JOME is the project of Los Angeles-based songwriter, Jesse Marc.

He has teamed up with New Orleanian writer/producer Christoph Andersson (G-Eazy, Olivia O’Brien, Monopol) on ‘Crystalline’.

JOME explains, “Crystalline is a song about getting away from our modern addictions to technology and immediacy. It was written for someone really close to us who was going through a tough time, as a reminder that everything will settle in time.”

Sounds like: Washed Out, Summer Heart

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Trevor James Tillery – Lonely With You

Trevor James Tillery

Nashville-based artist Trevor James Tillery shares ‘Lonely With You’.

It’s another enriched pop track with delicate production techniques that encourage new fans to take listen.

Expect his album ‘Together.Alone’ very soon.

Sounds like: Youngr, James Blake

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Otis English – Trigger

Otis English

Otis English

With a colourful past, and enlightening music to boot, Otis English is a force to be reckoned with.

His new single, ‘Trigger’ maintains the bold and cinematic, yet honest persona, that we have come to know of Otis English’s music.

‘Trigger’ is taken from his debut EP, which will be released collaboration with indie label Crooked Paintings.

Sounds like: Jack Garratt, XYLØ, Fours, Ásgeir

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XYLØ – Fools Paradise

XYLØ by Anna Maria Lopez

XYLØ by Anna Maria Lopez

Sibling duo, XYLØ, are back with ‘Fools Paradise’.

It’s another catchy electronic track from XYLØ, with radio-ready melodies and lustful vocals that instantly capture a false state of happiness.

‘Fools Paradise’ is available on iTunes via Disruptor Records/Sony Music.

Sounds like: ASTR, Broods, Prinze George, GEMS, Lana Del Rey, Oh Wonder, The Naked and Famous

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Otis English – Young Kids, Old Love

Otis English

Otis English

Meet Otis English, an extraordinary and highly relatable Los Angeles-based musician who has a bit of a rollercoaster background (which includes accidentally burning down his family home when he was younger).

His debut is a well-crafted pop track called ‘Young Kids, Old Love’, that is endearing as much as it is unapologetically gritty.

We are expecting good things from Otis English.

His upcoming debut EP will be released shortly via Crooked Paintings. The single is available on iTunes now.

Sounds like: Jack Garratt, XYLØ, Fours, Ásgeir

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XYLØ – Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

XYLØ

XYLØ

XYLØ is brother/sister duo Chase and Paige Duddy.

They return with sophomore track, ‘Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea’, with Paige on vocals and Chase on intricate production.

The track is described as being “… a song about someone facing an impossible decision. Either make a deal with the devil, or risk drowning”.

Listen below and slowly sink into indietronica bliss:

Sounds like: ASTR, Broods, Prinze George, GEMS, Lana Del Rey, Oh Wonder

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Ruelle – Until We Go Down

Ruelle

Ruelle

Ruelle is Nashville-based artist, Maggie Eckford.

Eckford released her debut album ‘Up In Flames’ in January, which was a collection of diverse electronica that was specifically written and recorded for TV and film.

‘Until We Go Down’ is a dramatic track full of cinematic grander and juxtaposing vocals of innocence.

Sounds like: Evvy, Broods, XYLØ, Ellie Goulding, Bastille, Oh Wonder, Gems, Lykke Li, Aurora

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XYLØ – America

XYLØ

XYLØ

XYLØ is Los Angeles duo, Paige and Chase Duddy.

The seductive new track ‘America’ is brooding electronica at its best, and for a debut track to hit over 94,000 plays in three days is pretty good going as far as we are concerned!

According to Paige, ‘America’ is “a love song about a country forcing two people apart.”

Click on their Soundcloud for a listen and free download.

Sounds like: ASTR, Broods, Prinze George, GEMS, Lana Del Rey

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